Training Week #18 (Triathlon Build Week)

I hate thunderstorms. They play havoc with my training schedule. They ruined my chance to ride Thursday and Saturday. Friday was beautiful, but I had to work. Storms finally cleared late Sunday morning and I could ride…but I could not get in as long of a ride as I wanted. I ride at at a park on paved trails. I hate going on the weekends. So many inexperienced riders, dog owners who aren’t paying attention, parents with little kids just learning to ride. The trails are crowded and every turn is completely blind. I have to slow down so often, and I have to come to a full stop at every intersection. I am glad that others are outside and active, but it does interfere with training. I much prefer getting out during the week, but their have been so many thunderstorm washout days that it has rarely been possible.

However, the miles are piling on. I reached a few milestones this week. Over 2000 miles of training. Over 100 hours of running. I am on track for more cycling miles in these 30 weeks then in the last 2 years. I also got in my first training OWS of the year (water was cold…I will wait another couple of weeks before I try again). But I needed to check out this beach…it’s very nice and is close to home.

The remaining schedule in contracting before my eyes. Just 12 weeks remain, 3 of which are taper weeks. That leaves just nine weeks of heavy training. The final push is on.


The Plan:

Tuesday-1:00 swim/1:00 run
Wednesday-0:45 bike/0:30 run (with transition)
Thursday-1:00 swim/1:15 bike
Friday-1:15 run
Saturday-3:30 bike/0:30 run
Sunday-1:00 bike/1:15 run

2 hour swim, 6:30 hour bike, 4:30 hour run
Total-13 hours/11 activities

What I did:
Monday-0:47 bike/0:28 run (10 miles/3.1 miles)
Tuesday-0:58 run (6.2 miles)
Wednesday-1:30 bike/1:10 swim (19.5 miles/1.75 miles)
Thursday-3:05 run (18.o miles)
Friday-1:20 swim/1:00 run (2.0 miles/6.2 miles)
Sunday-5:42 bike/0:28 run/0:16 open water swim (85.0 miles/3.1 miles/0.4 miles)

Weekly Total
2:46 swim, 7:59 bike, 5:59 run (% change from week 17: -10.3%, +30.5, +94.1%)
4.15 mile swim, 114.5 mile bike, 36.6 mile run (% change from week 17: -12.6%, +19.4%, +89.6)

Total-16.44 hours/155.25 miles/11 activities

Grand Totals:
Swim-39:46 hours/59.4 miles
Bike-95:10 hours/1380.7 miles
Run 100:35 hours/587.4 miles
Total-235:31 hours/2027.5 miles

12 weeks to go.



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4 responses to “Training Week #18 (Triathlon Build Week)

  1. I like to run laps every now and then at Queen’s Park Circle. Yesterday I indulged myself for about 5 kilometres before returning to the streets when too many humans started appearing. Like the mighty leopard whose territory continues to be encroached, I snarled and slinked away.

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  2. Thanks for posting your training logs, helps a ton of people to see what others are doing. Just followed your blog, keep up the posts!

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    • Glad someone finds them helpful. I post it just to keep me honest and to motivate me to keep going. I really never thought anyone would care. I have been looking back at them and it helps me see growth and areas I need to work on. Very happy if anyone else finds any value in these!


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